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December 16, 1951 |
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Other names||Deborah Pratt-Bellisario|
|Occupation||Actress, writer, producer, director|
|Spouse(s)||Donald P. Bellisario (1984-1991; divorced)|
|Children||Troian Bellisario (b. 1985)
Pratt was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Geraldine (née Bryant) and Col. Bertram Roberson Pratt, a vice president of Pullman Heritage Bank. Her parents were both African-American/Creole (her father from Mobile, Alabama, and her mother from Baton Rouge, Louisiana).
Pratt was a co-executive producer and a writer on the Quantum Leap TV series which was created by her then-husband, Donald Bellisario. Pratt also frequently starred in the show as both the Narrator, and the voice of "Ziggy". She also acted in various television series including Magnum, P.I., Happy Days, The New Odd Couple, Benson and Airwolf. In 2000, she directed Cora Unashamed for Masterpiece Theatre's The American Collection. In 2009 she reprised her role as Ziggy for the Quantum Leap fan film, A Leap to Di For.
- 1999: Our Friend, Martin
- 1998: The Net (Producer)
- 1994: Exit to Eden, as Dr. Allison
- 1992: Tequila and Bonetti, as Nicole
- 1989-1993: Quantum Leap, as voice of Ziggy (recurring)
- 1989: Quantum Leap episode A Portrait for Troian, as Troian
- 1988: Last Rites, as Robin Dwyer
- 1987: Hunter, as Sandra Browning
- 1984-1985: Airwolf, as Marella
- 1984: Magnum, P.I., as Gloria (TC's girlfriend)
- 1983: Gimme a Break!, as Vanessa
- 1983: Benson, as Jill
- 1983: Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone, as Meagan
- 1982: The New Odd Couple, as Sandra
- 1982: Strike Force
- 1979: Happy Days, as Kat Mandu
- 1978: CHiPs as Carol
- 1975: Police Woman, as Kate
- The Vision Quest: The Age of Light. VGM Publishing, 2006. ISBN 978-0-9787309-0-1
- The Vision Quest: The Odyssey. VGM Publishing, 2008. ISBN 978-0-9787309-1-8
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- "15 Celebrities Most People Don't Know Are Black | Page 8". MadameNoire.com. 2013-09-18. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
- "Troian Bellisario — Ethnicity of Celebs | What Nationality Background Ancestry Race". Ethnicelebs.com. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
- "There's A Week Of Quantum Leap". Eugene Register-Guard. June 24, 1991. p. 4C. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
- Deborah Pratt at the Internet Movie Database
- Deborah Pratt biodata, thevisionquest.com
- ActorsE Chat Show appearance, actorsentertainment.com